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Meet Our Staff

The staff listed below are, bar-none, the best in Kansas City.  Seriously Each one is passionate, knowledgeable and fully committed to making sure you are treated to the highest quality experience possible.  There’s not a baby, a diva or a whiner among ’em.
They’re pretty too…  just look at ’em.

The ‘Main Dish’ posed this question to each staff member – “What food item best describes you, and why?” See their answers below…

Laura Laiben

Laura
Laiben

The Main Dish
“I would be an Oscar Meyer weiner.
You know why.”

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Key Ingredient
“Champagne… sparkling, effervescent, acidic, works well w/other ingredients & gets the party started!”

Maria Dominguez-Holden

Waitstaff

Priscilla Flores

Priscilla
Flores

Wizard
“A Chocolate Truffle. You don’t always know what’s inside, but you know it’ll be good!”

Benjamin
Gomez

Wizard Extraordinaire

James
Graham

Lead Chef

“A taco because of its diversity and simplicity. You can put anything in a taco, from plant to meat from so many different cultures, and it will always be delicious!”

Erin Gustafson

Erin
Gustafson

Waitstaff
“I’d be a pineapple. They can be sweet, and they naturally have a crown on top!”

Larry Hadley

Larry
Hadley

The BBQ Dude
“I’d be a pork butt. Why? Hmmmm… I guess, I like my butt rubbed.”

Libby Hawkins

Libby
Hawkins

Key Ingredient
“A tall, tasty buttermilk biscuit to reflect my southern roots.”

Maggie Horn

Maggie
Horn

Bartender/Waitstaff
Maggie is busy tending bar… check back for her food choice!

Emily
Horn

Wizard
“Cheese because it can mix with just about anything.”

Vicky
Lara

Chicana in Charge
“I would be a jalapeño pepper ‘cuz they are spicy like me!”

Alyson McCoun

Alyson
McCoun

Key Ingredient
“Kansas City-Style Burnt Ends, the best representation of the city that I love.”

Heather Minor

Heather
Minor

CCEO – Chief Culinary Experience Officer
“An egg. In the words of Oscar Wilde, ‘An egg is always an adventure: the next one may be different.'”

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Genevieve
Muncy

Key Ingredient
“A lemon tart. It’s ultimately sweet but can pack a zesty punch!”

Dani
O'Neil

Wizard

Lynne Parker

Lynne
Parker

Missing Ingredient
Wine. It disappears when added, but makes any dish irresistible.”

Jill Garcia Schmidt

Jill Garcia
Schmidt

Chef / Lead Instructor
“I’d be bacon,
because… BACON!”

Richard
Sinning

Instructor
“Rice Krispies – they have the same snap, crackle and pop as me!”

Nicole Smiley

Nicole
Smiley

Waitstaff
“I would be chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate – or at least they should!”

Kim
Stewart

Bean Counter
“An artichoke. It appears prickly on the outside, but it has a sweet heart.”

Elle t
Thomsen

Goddess of Good Eats
“Rhubarb Pie… because maybe things aren’t as bad as you thought.”

Rachel
Weir

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